How To Install YaRock 1.0 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Arch Linux And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. YaRock is an open-source audio player based on QT4 and Phonon multimedia framework and written on C++. It is multiplatform, works on Linux, Mac and Windows.

It has support for the most popular audio formats and playlists (m3u, pls and others) and online radio stations. It can be also used from the terminal, offering a light and fast usage. It does not have desktop environment dependencies, so it can be easily installed on your Linux box.

The latest version available is YaRock 1.0, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • new clean and elegant design, new icon set, new app icon
  • add support for artists images (new view, download artists images)
  • save rating to file
  • add advanced library search
  • add album cover for playqueue widget
  • add stars rating for playqueue widget
  • add multiple tracks edition
  • rewrite now playing widget
  • improve browser view multiple selection with SHIFT key
  • improve artist/album/track tags edition
  • support more scalable ui items
  • file dialog various improvements
  • improve file system view performance
  • fix “open with” yarock from KDE menu
  • fix playqueue restoration at startup
  • fix translation installation path
  • fix rating mp3 tag reading
  • minor fix for genre sorting view

 how to install YaRock 1.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Arch Linux, Manjaro and Antergos.

In this article I will show you how to install YaRock 1.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Arch Linux, Manjaro and Antergos.

For Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems, yarock is available via PPA, so installing it is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the yarock package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install yarock

Optional, to remove yarock, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove yarock

To install YaRock 1.0 on Arch Linux, Manjaro and Antergos systems, you need to update the repository index, install yaourt and install yarock, via the AUR repository:

$ sudo pacman -Sy yaourt
$ sudo yaourt yarock

Optional, to remove YaRock on Arch Linux, Manjaro and Antergos systems, do:

$ sudo yaourt -Rsn yarock

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